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Hubble Telescope Celebrates 25 Years in Space

The Hubble Space Telescope is an orbiting workhorse. Over the past quarter century, it has sent back thousands of images of nearby planets and the most remote galaxies, expanding our knowledge of the universe in ways previously unimagined.   Hubble’s story begins with the solution to a problem: Earth's atmosphere, which blocks or distorts light reaching land-based telescopes. It is that atmospheric distortion that makes stars appear to twinkle.   A telescope based in...

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